Kossuth Lajos utca 18,
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Art Mozi (Official)
Architects: Bela Janszky, Tibor Szivessy
Functions: Movies (First Run), Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)
Previous Names: Forum Kino
Located on the Pest side of the city, this building was originally a casino. In 1926 architects Bela Janszky and Tibor Szivessy converted the building into the Forum Cinema.
In 1952 it was re-named Puskin Filmtheater and today operates as a two screen cinema showing independent art house films together with discerning American movies. It is operated by Art Cinemas who are part of the Europa Cinemas group.
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A little display inside the Pushkin says, in so far as I could follow it without knowing Hungarian, that the Singing Fool had its Hungarian premiere at the Forum in September 1926.
Sorry, that should be 1928 above in place of 1926, a premiere in 1926 would have been really seeing something!
Another classic BP cinema, but when I started going there in the 1960s, it only had one auditorium, not two. I am not sure when the 2nd screen was added, that is a very small, narrow auditorium, however. Old style design and seating arrangements, definitely. Very classy still, love the attached cafe.
Interior photographs of the Puskin from November 2013 – a beautifully maintained cinema with a spectacular auditorium.
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